Search Resources (English): Women and racism

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A review of the literature on intergenerational trauma, mental health, violence against women, addictions and homelessness among Aboriginal women of the north  
http://ywcacanada.ca/data/publications/00000052.pdf

An informative review of the current literature conducted for the Aboriginal Women’s Initiative focusing on the history and impact of abuse on Aboriginal women in the Sudbury area and highlighting needs and gaps. Provides background information including the history of Aboriginal women and the impact of colonization, examines the challenges for women who experience violence, mental health, addiction and homelessness, and reviews the literature on prevention of violence against Aboriginal women and shelters and services.

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Published: 2011
Aboriginal women’s initiative : intersectoral cross training manual  
http://ywcacanada.ca/en/publications

A manual for agencies, groups, or individuals who are interested in coordinating intersectoral cross training within social service agencies to build the capacity of frontline workers and gain a greater understanding of Aboriginal issues and provision of culturally appropriate services. Training workshops for four sector areas are highlighted: violence against women, mental health, addictions, and homelessness.

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Published: 2011
Aboriginal women’s initiative: women’s wellness journey manual  
http://ywcacanada.ca/data/publications/00000054.pdf

A manual for agencies, groups, or individuals interested in hosting a Women‘s Wellness Journey for Aboriginal women. Developed in consultation with Aboriginal women and using the seven Grandfather teachings, the Journey addresses the specific needs of Aboriginal women who are homeless and experiencing other challenges, such as mental health issues and addictions.

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Published: 2011
Racism: a threat to women’s health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/networkmagazine/racismathreattowomenshealth

An annotated compilation of resources on the effects of racism on women’s health, in honour of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21).

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Published: 2013
The case against depo provera  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Fall.pdf

This article discusses depo provera. Highlights the controversy of discriminatory and unsafe research methods, discusses the drug industry, potential health effects on women, racist practices. 

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Published: 1982
Unsafe by any name  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1986_Healthsharing_Vol_7_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article discusses how the marketing of controversial drugs in developing countries demonstrates the power and priorities of the pharmaceutical industry. Example highlighted: Estrogen-Progesterone combination drugs. 

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Published: 1986
The colours of menopause  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_4_Winter.pdf

This article addresses the difference in the needs and expectations of non white women going through menopause. Shares stories of women from different cultures about menopause. 

 


 

 

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Published: 1990
Reaching out : women working with immigrant women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_3_Fall_Winter.pdf

This article introduces Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWWIW), a women's group in New Brunswick for immigrant and refugee women. Shares success they have had in making their program accessible. Systemic challenges: racism and sexism. 

 


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Published: 1992